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Dalriada Luxury Lodges

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#1 of 2 limited service properties in Stonehaven
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We have 8 beautifully appointed 5-star 2 bedroom lodges nestled into the rolling hillside with stunning picturesque views up and down our rugged north east coastline and across Stonehaven Bay towards the majestic Dunnottar Castle. Dalriada Luxury Lodges allows you to experience a secluded but luxurious rural setting only a few minutes bike ride from the thriving seaside town of Stonehaven. We are situated on the eastern edge of Aberdeenshire, one of Scotland’s most varied landscapes, making it an ideal base for exploring the area with all the family. From the sea to the city or inland to the mountains in less than a 30 minute drive. Immerse yourself in Aberdeenshire’s beautiful scenery, exhilarating outdoor activities, great local produce and so much more. AS00111F, EPC Rating C
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Golf course
Hiking
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Allergy-free room
Dining area
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Graham Muir wrote a review 16 Feb
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
This so put second time at Dalriada and it didn’t disappoint at all. It was as immaculet as the first time some two+ years ago. The quality of the accommodation is second to none it is by far the best kitted out lodge there is. The decor is fresh and everything has its place and it has a warm luxury feel to it. I noticed too that the owners have installed EV point at every lodge in the complex. Great move forward. We were in n the ledge named Ruthery which is on the front line and has magnificent view over the North Sea and the you can see the bay of Stonehaven. It’s a great place to visit all the surrounding areas as a hub. You are made very welcome by the owners. We will be back again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank you so much for your glowing review and for choosing to stay with us at Dalriada Lodges for the second time! We are thrilled to hear that your return visit was just as enjoyable and memorable as the first. We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of accommodation, and it's wonderful to hear that you found everything to be immaculate and of exceptional quality. Ensuring our lodges are well-equipped and designed with comfort in mind is a top priority for us, so it's fantastic to know that you found them to be the best kitted out in the area, with a warm and luxurious atmosphere. We're delighted that you appreciated the addition of the EV points at each lodge. Sustainability and innovation are important to us, and we're pleased that this enhancement contributed positively to your experience. It sounds like you made the most of your stay in Ruthery Lodge, enjoying its breathtaking views over the North Sea and the bay of Stonehaven. We're glad that our lodges serve as an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas, and we're honoured to have been a part of your journey. Thank you for your kind words about our hospitality. Making our guests feel welcome and at home is something we strive for, and we're delighted that you felt well taken care of during your time with us. We can't wait to welcome you back for another unforgettable stay at Dalriada Lodges. Until then, safe travels! Kind regards, Kelly McAlpine, Managing Director
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The Halsteads wrote a review Nov 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow this was good. The view from our lodge was magnificent & the lodges are equipped with everything you need. They are so comfortable & warm - which was great for our stay in November. The kit room is really handy & my husband & son really appreciated the free round of golf on a course with such spectacular views. Kelly gave us some great recommendations of where to eat & we loved the area - walked to the castle & mountain biked in the Cairngorms with our son who we were visiting at Uni. An added bonus , we were there on Bonfire night & got to see the fireworks. I also left some jewellery in the safe - this was found by the cleaning staff , handed over & returned to me by courier a few days after - I think that says it all.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kelly McAlpine, Owner at Dalriada Luxury Lodges
Responded 16 Nov 2023
It was lovely to meet you during your visit to Dalriada and we all appreciate you taking the time to give us some feed back on your experience with us. Our family works hard to make it feel safe and secure for all of our guests and it is lovely to be able to share this region with you. We hope that you are able to join us again in future and can sample even more of Stonehaven and the surrounding area. Kind regards, Kelly McAlpine, Managing Director
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kathryn t wrote a review Oct 2023
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Definitely a luxury lodge, with everything you may need for your stay. A short walk to Stonehaven & a short trip to an amazing castle (Dunnottar). We had a cosy haven to watch storm Babet as she made her presence known. Kelly communicated all the information before our stay & checked we were safe with the weather. Will definitely be back, hopefully with some better weather.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 16 Nov 2023
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dalriada and your positive comments about our lodges are appreciated. Our family works hard to make it feel safe and secure for all of our guests and it is lovely to be able to share this region with you. We hope that you are able to join us again in future and can sample even more of Stonehaven and the surrounding area. Kind regards, Kelly McAlpine, Managing Director
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Hairgee wrote a review Oct 2023
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
The lodge is beautiful, tastefully decorated, they have thought of everything, it’s very welcoming, the location is great too beautiful view’s we didn’t want to come home and we can’t wait to come back.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Book for longer than 2 nights, there is so much to do around Stonehaven, and the views from the...
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Responded 16 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for this lovely review and for coming to stay with us at Dalriada. Our family aim is to provide everything that you might need and it is great to hear that you think so too. It is always the little things that make a difference and your positive comments are much appreciated. Our location is fantastic and we still marvel at the views even though we see them every day! Kind regards, Kelly McAlpine, Managing Director
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Calum H wrote a review Sept 2023
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The lodges are really nice. Very clean and fantastic views. The booking process was seamless. We were on a golfing weekend and all the golf was booked through Dalriada which was great. I would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Kelly McAlpine, Owner at Dalriada Luxury Lodges
Responded 15 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for this lovely review and for coming to stay with us at Dalriada. Our family aim is to provide everything that you might need and it is great to hear that you think so too. It is always the little things that make a difference and your positive comments are much appreciated. Our location is fantastic and we still marvel at the views even though we see them every day! Kind regards, Kelly McAlpine, Managing Director
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Gaetano wrote a review Aug 2023
Baar, Switzerland3 contributions1 helpful vote
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On our 3-week round trip in Scotland, we decided to spend three days at the Dalriada Luxury Holiday Lodges. The journey was uncomplicated and the lodges are located directly on the main road after a golf club (if you drive there from the centre). The lodges are in a very quiet location and depending on the lodge you also have a sea view. Each lodge has a parking space directly in front of the entrance. The lodges have all the comforts, such as two bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms, a kitchen with the usual comforts including a washing machine/dryer. The beds were super comfortable and we felt very at home here and slept very deeply and well. The centre is a few minutes away by car. Even the supermarket (Coop) was a few minutes drive away and there we found everything we could need for a stay. Even for our little dog. We were greeted by Kelly McAlpine on arrival and given a short introduction and great tips for our stay. For example, we went night swimming in the open air pool nearby. We found Kelly to be an open, warm and professional manager. We enjoyed our stay very much and slept like on cloud 7. We will certainly miss the great view, the pleasant couch and the comfortable beds. Thank you for the great stay and for the great tips Kelly! We can recommend Dalriada Lodges without reservation.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Visit the open air swimming pool in Stonehaven!
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Responded 3 Sept 2023
It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dalriada. Your positive comments about our lodges are very much appreciated. Our family works hard to make it feel safe and secure for all of our guests and it is lovely to be able to share this region with you. Thank you for this wonderful recommendation. Kind regards, Kelly McAlpine, Managing Director
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JMCQ123 wrote a review Aug 2023
Atlanta, Georgia29 contributions9 helpful votes
Dalriada cottages exceeded our expectations in every way, from its well stocked kitchen (which we used to make actual meals) to its heavenly beds. Perfectly positioned to help us visit many top sites, including Dundonnell Castle, we found ourselves looking forward to “coming home” and relaxing each evening. Manager Kelly McAlpine was an absolute saint, even mailing a left behind item back to us in the United States after we accidentally left it there. My family felt taken care of in every way. We would love to stay again!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 Sept 2023
Thanks very much for coming to stay with us and for leaving this positive 5 star review. We are always happy to provide the service that makes your stay that little bit better. We have tried to make the lodges a comfortable "home for home" with convenient access, parking and storage for all your holiday gear so you can concentrate on enjoying your well earned break. We look forward to welcoming you back any time in the future. Kind regards, Kelly McAlpine, Managing Director
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Lesley2666 wrote a review July 2023
Forfar, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed here for 3 nights, well what can I say except fabulous luxury accommodation where everything is to hand in the lodge. Layout very well thought out with little extra touches that make it just perfect. We had great weather so sat out on the patio quite a lot, the trains didn’t bother us at all. Lovely place to stay and hopefully we will return soon.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Aug 2023
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We try very hard to make all of the lodges feel like a "home from home" and it is great that you felt that we have achieved this Our family aim is to provide everything that you might need and it is great to hear that you think so too. It is always the little things that make a difference and your positive comments are much appreciated. Thank you so much for this lovely review and we look forward to meeting you in person next time. Kind regards, Kelly McAlpine, Managing Director
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Gary B wrote a review July 2023
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Gorgeous property, with lots of thoughtful touches. Very well maintained and looked after. Everything you could need available. Quiet location. A warm welcome on arrival with lots of useful local recommendations. Perfect base for exploring the area. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Host made everything very easy with excellent communication
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Responded 2 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for this lovely review and for coming to stay with us at Dalriada. We love to meet all of our guests and get to know them a bit more. We try very hard to make all of the lodges feel like a "home from home" and it is great that you felt that we have achieved this We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and have taken the time to provide a lovely review. Our family aim is to provide everything that you might need and it is great to hear that you think so too. It is always the little things that make a difference and your positive comments are much appreciated. Kind regards, Kelly McAlpine, Managing Director
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cazev wrote a review July 2023
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
First class lodges finished to a high standard with everything you need and more, including outside storage ideal for cycles, with power point. Fantastic location and views, great base for enjoying the vibrant Stonehaven and surrounding area, would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 2 Aug 2023
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Dalriada and your positive comments about our lodges are appreciated. Our family works hard to make it feel safe and secure for all of our guests and it is lovely to be able to share this region with you. We hope that you are able to join us again in future and can sample even more of Stonehaven and the surrounding area. Kind regards, Kelly McAlpine, Managing Director
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AU$463 - AU$468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandAberdeenshireStonehaven
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dalriada Luxury Lodges
Which popular attractions are close to Dalriada Luxury Lodges?
Nearby attractions include Dunnottar Castle (3.6 km), Aunty Bettys (1.3 km), and Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dalriada Luxury Lodges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Dalriada Luxury Lodges?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
Is parking available at Dalriada Luxury Lodges?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dalriada Luxury Lodges?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Villa, Station Hotel Restaurant, and The Stack Restaurant and Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dalriada Luxury Lodges?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Dalriada Luxury Lodges?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunnottar Castle (3.6 km), The Burns Memorial garden (1.5 km), and Stonehaven Clock Tower (2.0 km).
Does Dalriada Luxury Lodges have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.